Mattafix - Signs of a Struggle

2006-04-26 12:42

Signs of a Struggle is full of strangely and pleasantly affecting new wave from dub and trip-hop duo Marlon Roudette and Preetesh Hirji.

While unobtrusive and generally quite sweet, this debut effort is immensely exciting for its promise of perhaps evolving into a Portishead or Morcheeba contemporary.

As it stands, Mattafix could benefit from being featured on a few trip-hop or new-wave compilations, as they certainly have the touch to produce engaging and uplifting soundscapes.

Signs of a Struggle is accessible, and has been widely playlisted by radio stations, including South Africa's 5fm.

- Anton Marshall

Mattafix have been critcised for being too well behaved, even preaching. But that sure makes a change from whining about how tough life is, or artists who spend their time boasting about how tough they are.

Ruhann 2006/03/25 7:49 PM
Mettafix the music video
Ruhann 2006/03/25 7:49 PM
Mettafix the music video metta
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